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Pearce slam, Hardy's RBI lift Orioles past Mariners 5-4

BALTIMORE (AP) Steve Pearce hit his first career grand slam, J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles weathered a lengthy rain delay and a comeback by the Seattle Mariners in a 5-4 victory Thursday. After Pearce connected in the first inning for a 4-0 lead, the Orioles managed only one more hit until Chris Davis led off the eighth...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Potential New J.D. Martinez

As far as health is concerned, the Orioles have had something of a middle-infield catastrophe, with injuries to J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, and Jonathan Schoop. Injuries sometimes force teams to do creative things, and what we saw Buck Showalter do was push Steve Pearce to second base on the fly. Pearce had never played the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Miguel Gonzalez is Just a Gamer

You could forgive Miguel Gonzalez if he was ready to throw in the towel on last night’s start against the Seattle Mariners after the third inning. After three innings, the Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander had already allowed four runs on two home runs, including a big three-run blast off the bat of former Oriole Nelson Cruz. With the Orioles already down 4-1, and Gonzalez clearly...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz’s Camden Yards Return Spoiled by Paredes, Orioles

Baltimore Orioles’ Jimmy Paredes high-fives teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Baltimore won 9-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Despite getting down 4-1 thanks to a three-run blast by major league home run leader Nelson Cruz, the Baltimore Orioles downed...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Paredes’ Bat a Glimmer of Hope for Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles’ Jimmy Paredes follows through on a single in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Baltimore. J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The underachieving Baltimore Orioles have seen Adam Jones jump out to a career-best start. He still ranks among...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite poor numbers, Orioles encouraged by Bundy's last start

Dylan Bundy is down in Double-A Bowie trying to find his footing after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013. The 22-year-old broke into the big leagues at 19 in 2012, but has struggled to regain his top-prospect form since.His last start on Friday is startling in the box score (2+ IP, 6 R, 8 H, 2 SO). Numbers, however, do not tell the whole story, as the Baltimore Orioles were...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones Is Up to Something

Monday afternoon, I participated in an Orioles-centric podcast, where one of the things I was supposed to talk about was Manny Machado. I wrote about Machado a couple of weeks ago, and more specifically, I wrote about him suddenly exercising a lot more patience at the plate. From what we understand about plate-discipline statistics, they […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles put RHP Bud Norris on 15-day DL with bronchitis

BALTIMORE (AP) Struggling right-hander Bud Norris has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles with bronchitis. The move, announced Monday, is retroactive to May 11. Norris is 1-4 with a 9.88 ERA. He was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday. The Orioles have recalled right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk to fill out the pitching staff. The...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen: More than good luck behind strong start?

Wei-Yin Chen, the Baltimore Orioles’ number-two starter, has pitched to a 2.53 ERA in seven starts this season. He has currently reeled off four consecutive quality starts. The Taiwanese left-hander has not allowed more than two earned runs in a start since he started the second game of the season on April 7, and his only poor start this season came on a rainy day in Boston where...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Mike Wright Impressive in Debut Start for Orioles

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Mike Wright makes his major league debut against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) The Baltimore Orioles were forced to jumble their starters around a bit, owing to Bud Norris fighting bronchitis and Chris Tillman experiencing some back issues. But in this case...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones Called Out by WWE Tag Team Champs

Following the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, Adam Jones made the quick, five block trip from Camden Yards to Royal Farms Arena to check out WWE Payback. The All-Star outfielder was decked out in his finest Ron Simmons gear and championship belt and was joined ringside by teammates JJ Hardy and Steve Pearce and became part of the storyline when...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 6: AL East Weekly Wrap-Up

Clay Buchholz had a good week for the Red Sox which is quite encouraging. The 5 teams in the American League East are pretty much done with each other until September. There are some games sprinkled in between now and then but there isn’t many. We’re finally going to get a measuring stick for how good the 5 AL East teams really are. Let’s see how the teams are shaping up through...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones faces off with Seth Rollins in staredown (Video)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones faced off with WWE Champion Seth Rollins in a playful staredown prior to Sunday's game against the L.A. Angels.Rollins was in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, as well as to promote Sunday evening's live WWE Payback pay-per-view event, taking place in Baltimore. Jones is a big fan and has his own WWE Championship belt that...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Champ Visits Baltimore Orioles

Before defending his WWE championship belt against Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton Sunday night at Payback, Seth Rollins stopped by Camden Yards to compare belts with Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. Got @wwerollins throwing out the first pitch at the game today. Me vs. You, belt for belt tonight at #WWEPayback. I’ll see you later in the squared circle...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wright dominates in debut; Orioles avoid sweep

The Baltimore Orioles had scored only two runs in the process of losing the first two games of their weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels — 3-1 and 6-1, respectively. To make matters worse, bronchitis and back spasms forced Bud Norris and Chris Tillman out of action. Enter Mike Wright. Wright was recalled to take a place in the Orioles’ bullpen after Kevin Gausman and Jason...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies acquire Nix from Orioles

The Phillies have acquired veteran infielder Jayson Nix from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations Saturday morning. It is expected that Nix will report directly to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Nix, 32, was hitting .167 with 3 doubles and 8 RBIs in 25 ball games for the Norfolk Tides, Baltimore’s Triple-A affiliate. According to Orioles beat writer Roch Kubatko of...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles workers who lost wages during protest will be paid

In late April, Baltimore Orioles employees lost wages for an entire week. Two games were justifiably canceled and one was played in front of an empty Camden Yards stadium, while three others were moved to Tampa Bay where the Orioles acted as the home team. The cancelations were a direct result of civil unrest in Baltimore, from those protesting the death of Freddy Gray at the...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s upcoming for the Baltimore Orioles

It’s been a very hectic few weeks for the Baltimore Orioles, from postponed games to a game played with no fans to a “home” series played against the Rays in Tampa Bay. The team hopes that things will begin to normalize in the coming weeks as they return to Baltimore and attempt to get above .500. After taking two of three games from the Rays last weekend, the Orioles struggled...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado’s Light Bulb Turned On

Let’s watch a little MLB Gameday, you and I. I’ll select Saturday’s matchup between the Rays and the Orioles. Below, you’re going to see all four of Manny Machado‘s plate appearances. Note that I could’ve selected Sunday’s game instead and demonstrated the same thing, but on Saturday, Machado faced more pitches. Four simple .gifs: PA […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter weighs in on situation in Baltimore

Lots of people have been giving their opinions on the Baltimore protests, but Buck Showalter might have made the strongest statement, ironically, by claiming he had nothing worthwhile to add. After Wednesday’s bizarre game at Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-2 in front of zero fans, the O’s manager was asked to comment on all that has...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles move two series because of Baltimore riots

The ongoing unrest in Baltimore has resulted in a pair of cancellations for the Orioles, and further tweaks to the team’s schedule this week will be necessary. Here’s an explanation from the club. Orioles announcement regarding schedule changes pic.twitter.com/nwCDyqjzWs — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 28, 2015 While is it not the place of any sports based commentator...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB announces significant scheduling changes for Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball are taking near-unprecedented steps to avoid danger in Baltimore. The Orioles and MLB announced schedule changes as Baltimore remains very much in turmoil with riots and protests still ongoing across the city. The unpredictable nature of the events caused the O’s to postpone games Monday and Tuesday versus the Chicago White Sox....
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles VP reacts to Baltimore protests with passionate tweets

The city of Baltimore has descended into chaos, and Baltimore Orioles executive vice president John Angelos took to Twitter recently to weigh in. Protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray flared in Baltimore over the weekend, forcing fans at Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox to remain inside Camden Yards after the game amid safety concerns. Those events prompted...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB could move Orioles’ home games to another city

MLB may decide to move the Baltimore Orioles’ scheduled home games to another city amid safety concerns in Baltimore due to rioting. Protesters demonstrating Saturday in response to the death of Freddie Gray tried to get the Orioles-Red Sox game canceled. Fans attending the game were locked in Camden Yards after the game until things...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Angelos, Orioles got it right with Freddie Gray protest

Sometimes, you have to just appreciate when a person who may not directly be affected by the plight of others actually gets it. Yesterday in Baltimore, protesters whom were marching..... The post John Angelos And The Baltimore Orioles Got It Right With The Freddie Gray Protest appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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